Friday, 9 November 2012

Newsletter 9.11.12

Thank you to everybody who filled shoeboxes for the Rotary Appeal. We sent 97 filled boxes to the appeal for children in war torn countries. The representative from the Rotary Club was amazed at our fantastic total.  Thank you to Miss Nye for organising the collection and sending out reminders.


This week we had a visit from our LEA advisor who judges the ‘standards’ at the school against the Ofsted Criteria. The standards are the achievement of the pupils in each year group, their learning and progress and an update on the work towards the targets that we previously set. The school was graded as Outstanding, a result that we can all be proud of.


Well done to Year One who were the winners of the Walk To School Week competition. EYFS were a very close second. Thank you to everybody who participated in this event.


The Junior Carol Concert will be held at the High Street Methodist Church on Thursday 20th December at 6.30pm. The EYFS class will be holding their Christmas concert on Friday 14th December at 2.30pm.


Netball club will be finishing at 4pm on Monday 12th November.


Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all.

w/b 22nd October 2012                                                  

EYFS       Joanne Ellis – working hard and always concentrating

Yr 1         Thomas Neylon – working hard and giving his best in all areas

Yr 2         Thomas Wellham – having fun whilst working hard on our transport topic

Yr 3         Joel Shankland – working hard in maths

Yr 4         Cameron Smith – working really hard in Literacy

Yr 5         Isabel Jenkinson – working hard on creative writing story

Yr 6         Isabel Heneghan – working hard on our enterprise project


I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.

Paul Driver



Children in Need

We are supporting Children in Need again this year on Friday 16th November. The School Council have decided to follow the Blue Peter idea for the day and would like all children to wear pyjamas to school for the day, with clothes underneath. The children will need to bring in £1 for Children in Need to be able to wear their pyjamas.

The School Council will also be organising games for the children to participate in at playtime, e.g. guess the number of sweets in a jar. The children will need to bring in a few 20p pieces to play the games. All monies raised will go to Children In Need.



Infant and Junior School Disco, Friday 16th November

Thank you for the high level of responses we have received for this event. We look forward to hosting the disco next Friday and don’t forget that the suggested dress code is “sparkly and shiny”!

High Beeches Christmas Fair, Saturday 8th December, 12-3pm

Please watch out for a separate letter in your child’s book bag next week, detailing all the help and contributions we require to ensure that this year’s Fair is better than ever.

Other dates for your diary          

Friday 23rd November – Year 6 Cake Sale

Friday 18th January – Year 4 Cake Sale

Saturday May 11th – High Beeches Ball



Harpenden Town Council Christmas Poster Competition

Well done to all of the children who entered the competition. I am very pleased to announce that a poster from High Beeches was chosen by the Mayor as the winner. Congratulations must go to Zoe Birch in Year 5. Zoe has been invited to the council chambers on Monday to receive her prize. Her poster will be used throughout the town and she has been invited to switch on the Christmas lights in Harpenden and Southdown. The school also receives a cheque for £100. Well done Zoe!

Diary Dates
Friday 9th November          Parent Carer Forum – 9am

Friday 16th November      Children in Need

Friday 16th November      FoHBs Disco

Tuesday 20th November   HDSA cross country 1pm

Thursday 22nd November Open Morning EYFS intake 2013

Friday 23rd November        Yr 6 Cake Sale

Thursday 29th November Open Morning EYFS intake 2013

Monday 3rd December     Occasional Day – School closed

Wednesday 5th December Rotary Carol Concert

Thursday 6th December    Open Morning EYFS intake 2013

Saturday 8th December     FOHBS Christmas Fair 12- 3

Thursday 13th December Nativity 2pm

Friday 14th December      Nativity 6.30pm

Tuesday 18th December Whole School Panto Visit pm

Thursday 20th December Junior Carol Service – 6.30pm High St Methodist Church

Friday 21st December       Term Ends @ 2pm




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